Submitting a Concern to JCAHO

Ascension is committed to patient rights and organizational ethics.

In support of these commitments and goals, Ascension shall provide a system of complaint and grievance management in order for patients and visitors to address problems and concerns about their care, treatment and interactions, privacy-related issues, and patient safety concerns with Ascension and staff.

Patients receiving care within Affinity Health System care venues have a right to voice their concerns about service provided. An online form for submitting concerns/complaints or praise is available at  Appropriate staff personnel will address all concerns/complaints. If immediate staff cannot resolve an issue, employees or patients are encouraged to contact the facility administration by telephone and or mail so that all complaints can be evaluated, investigated and equitably resolved.

If the concern cannot be resolved at this level, individuals are encouraged to contact the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations at:


Office of Quality Monitoring
(630) 792-5636

Office of Quality Monitoring 
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Boulevard 
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

If you have questions about how to file your complaint, you may contact the Joint Commission at this toll free U.S. telephone number, 8:30 to 5 p.m., Central Time, weekdays: 1-800-994-6610.

Additional agencies available to patients and families to help address concerns and especially unresolved concerns include:

  • Wisconsin Bureau of Quality
  • MetaStar (for Medicare beneficiaries)
  • Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services - interpreter and/or translation service concerns
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - interpreter and/or translation service concerns
  • U.S. Department of Justice - interpreter and/or translation service concerns

Contact information for these agencies may be obtained by contacting Affinity Health System Patient Relations at (920) 628-9700.

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